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Draft Prospect Report: Inside Linebackers


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Pos. Rank. Player. School. Ht.. Wt.. 40.
ILB 1 Rey Maualuga USC 6-2 254 4.74
Notes:[Andy Hart] Physical and plays with an edge. Can rush, cover and stop run. Finishes plays but can be over aggressive. [Erik Scalavino] Ferocious hitter. Plays instinctively. Can drop into coverage or rush the passer. [Paul Perillo] Terrific speed/strenght for position; Well-round ILB; Playmaker; Plays faster than time.
ILB 2 James Laurinaitis Ohio State 6-2 240 4.59
Notes: Andy Hart] Great experience, production and field smarts. But not a game changing playmaker. Arm tackles. [Erik Scalavino] Fundamentally sound. Very quick, either side-to-side or straight ahead. Effective all-around player. [Paul Perillo] Solid but unspectacular; Fills well against the run. Good athlete; I agree with Andy - not a game-changer.
ILB 3 Darry Beckwith LSU 6-1 233 4.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not an aggressive player. Waits for plays to come to him. Only an OK athlete. [Erik Scalavino] Always around the ball. Doesn't seem to do anything spectacular, but gets the job done. [Paul Perillo] Needs to bulk up; Showed some quickness and a nose for ball; Played well in space.
ILB 4 Dannell Ellerbe Georgia 6-1 236 4.63
Notes: [ndy Hart] Off-field issues. Well-built, big hitter. Like Maualuga can rush, cover and play run. [Erik Scalavino] Similar to Beckwith. May not wow you with what he does, but has a nose for the ball. [Paul Perillo] Good athlete; Very physical; Big hitter; Good all-around LB.
ILB 5 Scott McKillop Pittsburgh 6-1 243 4.74
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not flashy but productive. Good instincts and smarts. Takes good angles and gets through wash. [Erik Scalavino] Very little footage on this guy, but appears solid in the few plays available. [Paul Perillo*] Very quick and active; Showed lots of ability to cover; Good tackler.


Pos. Rank. Player. School. Ht.. Wt.. 40.
ILB Jason Phillips TCU 6-1 236 4.58
Notes: [Andy Hart] Plays low and hard. Gets to the ball in the box but doesn't have great speed or quickness. [Erik Scalavino] Good run-stuffer. Has a knack for disrupting the action in the backfield. Decent in pursuit as well. [Paul Perillo] Fills well; Good speed; Good tackler - uses shoulder and solid form; Flashed in backfield on several plays.
ILB Gerald McRath Southern Miss 6-3 224 4.62
Notes: [Andy Hart] Very productive. FB speed doesn't match 40 time. Too many arm tackles. Too small. Doesn't hit. [Erik Scalavino] Looks more like a safety than a linebacker. Also seems a step slower than other prospects on this list. [Paul Perillo] Needs to bulk up; Shaky tackler - too much catch and drag; Was late in coverage.
ILB Frantz Joseph Florida Atlantic 6-2 243 4.73
No footage available.
ILB Worrell Williams California 5-11 242 4.73
Notes: [Andy Hart] DJ's brother is an athletic fire hydrant. Makes flashy, explosive plays but isn't consistent enough. [Erik Scalavino] Bowling-ball body, which he uses to crush opponents. Plays faster than his 40-time indicates. May not be as tall as scouts would like, but certainly looks like he can play. [Paul Perillo] Strange body type but makes plays; Good strength.
ILB Antonio Appleby Virginia 6-4 243 4.72
Notes: [Andy Hart] Solid ILB 3-4 experience. Not flashy. Plays too high at times. Possible late-round pick. [Erik Scalavino] Good NFL size. Very raw talent who'll need the right pro system (3-4?) to maximize potential. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
ILB Jasper Brinkley South Carolina 6-2 262 4.74
Notes: [Andy Hart] Plays low and looks the part. Could use his size better. Still bouncing back from ACL. Raw. Big upside. [Erik Scalavino] Good run-stuffer, but not always the most secure tackler. Doesn't always appear to use his size to his advantage. Has raw talent and room to develop fundamentally. [Paul Perillo] Nose for the ball; Good tackler/playmaker.
ILB Josh Mauga Nevada 6-2 245 4.64
Notes: [Andy Hart] Injury concerns. Lean build, could add weight and strenght. Makes tackles, not hits. Good instincts. [Erik Scalavino] Secure tackler. Shoots the gaps well. Solid all-around player. Good mid-to-late-round value. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
ILB Anthony Felder California 6-2 231 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] Decent athlete who is solid. Doesn't take on blocks. Some 3-4 experience. Nagging injuries. [Erik Scalavino] Plays with emotion, but isn't necessarily a playmaker. Doesn't jump out on film. [Paul Perillo*] Overachieving type; Fights through the wash to get to ball; Nothing special on tape.
ILB Maurice Crum Jr. Notre Dame 5-11 237 4.72
No footage available.
ILB Dave Philistin Maryland 6-2 232 4.72
No footage available.
ILB Kevin Grant Akron 6-2 250 4.72
No footage available.
ILB Morris Wooten Arizona State 6-1 245 4.76
No footage available.
ILB Brit Miller Illinois 6-0 253 4.82
No footage available.

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